| Aug 2, 2011
Baltimore's annual Summer Restaurant Week begins its sixth run on Friday and goes through Aug.14. During the 10-day event, participating restaurants will once again offer three-course, fixed-price dinner menus. This year, the dinner menus are fixed at...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Rod Snyder of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., was re-elected president of Young Democrats of America at the organization’s biennial convention in Louisville, Ky.
Elected to a second, two-year term on Saturday, Snyder is only the second West Virginian...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The Democratic National Convention will again move to an outdoor football stadium on its final day, providing for a much larger venue for Barack Obama to accept his party's nomination for a second term as president.
Party officials on Tuesday announced...
| Feb 10, 2012
In Wisconsin, a group of environmentalists plans to bicycle to Chicago's G-8 and NATO summits to protest an economy that relies too heavily on fossil fuel.
In California, a nurses union has a permit for a Chicago march the day before the summits to...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:10 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The Democratic State Convention is scheduled to open Friday at the San Diego Convention Center for a three-day run that includes addresses by Gov. Jerry Brown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein
The first day line-up...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been selected chairman of this summer's Democratic National Convention, elevating his role as a surrogate in the Latino community and raising his national profile at a time Villaraigosa considers his political...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:32 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats are readying to name their favorites Saturday for this fall’s Michigan Supreme Court and education board races, hoping once again to give their candidates a five-month jump in fundraising and campaigning over...
| Jul 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite, the television newsman whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and '70s and who was still regarded as "the most trusted man in America" years after leaving his CBS anchor chair, has...
| Nov 10, 2008
At a tense point in Barack Obama's campaign, his closest friends got together and decided that, whatever it took, they would make him laugh.
It was May, and Obama was trying to stave off a comeback by Sen. Hillary Clinton. Chatting with the candidate...
| Sep 26, 2009
Ken Burns is a matchmaker with a camera. He has introduced Americans to themselves, to their history, with documentaries such as "The Civil War." He also used the "pan and scan" camera technique to make still images of the long-dead seem alive on the...
| Aug 19, 2007
The late Christopher Lasch once wrote that public affairs generally and journalism in particular suffered not from too little information but from entirely too much. What was needed, he argued, was robust debate. Lasch, a historian by training but a...